Outdoor Living Basics

Today, many individuals are taking their home decor and living spaces outside. Outdoor living can consist of designing and creating unique outdoor spaces through construction or landscaping projects - from staining decks to building a koi pond with a cascading waterfall we've got you covered. Homeowners are building outdoor kitchens and fireplaces for entertaining purposes, while others are installing unique lighting concepts to reveal the beauty of their yardwork at night. Whichever project you decide to tackle, Angie's List is here to help you figure out the best way to begin transforming your outdoor living space. 

fence opening to front door
FencePrivacySecurityWood
Installing a new fence can improve the appearance of your yard in addition to offering privacy. Homeowners, though, may be surprised by some unexpected costs.
Regardless of if you are painting or staining your fence, the most important step is to clean with a pressure washer first. (Photo by Summer Galyan)
FenceHouse Painting | Exterior Painting
Quality materials and proper application can make all the difference when it comes so staining your fence.
Porches & Sunrooms
Sunroom additions costs an average of $16,285. Most jobs will cost between $15,000 and $22,000.
"My existing concrete porch and sidewalk was cracking and uneven." (Photo courtesy of Angie’s List member Michelle Lewis of Baltimore)
Porches & SunroomsPainted and Polished Concrete Floors
A homeowner's porch was crumbling, which was a blow to the 1928 home's curb appeal.
stamped concrete up close
Hardscaping – Pavers & Stepping StonesPorches & SunroomsPainted and Polished Concrete Floors
Stamped concrete cost ranges from $8 to $18 per square foot. The design of the stamped concrete plays a major role in determining the cost of installation.
 
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